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Headword: *ne/kus
Adler number: nu,147
Translated headword: corpse
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] dead person.
Greek Original:
*ne/kus: nekro/s.
Epic/poetic word. Same or similar glossing in other lexica (references at Photius nu101 Theodoridis) and cf. a scholion on Homer, Iliad 1.52.
cf. Avestan nasu- 'corpse', Sanskrit náśyati 'perish', 'disappear', Latin necare (LSJ s.v.).
cf. generally nu 145, nu 146.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 October 2005@01:48:05.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-refs) on 25 October 2005@03:30:29.
David Whitehead on 5 June 2013@07:55:03.


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